So I based my design on this and got to sketching. About 8 Hours later (over a few nights) I had my design finished and to the size to fit the opening in my layout. I had managed to break it down into a kit I could cut from thin plywood and had made myself a set of instructions. As I had drawn a section of the Football Stadium I thought I would put both in there correct locations in the section of the Attic to see how it looked. Well it looked stupid, the Stadium dwarfed the Bridge and it just didn't look good at all, so it was scrapped.
It got me thinking about the football stadium and its size, as I am building it in the middle of my city I wondered how other buildings would look around it. So I draw up three buildings to scale that I own and put them into the section to see how it would look.
You may have to click on the picture to see it properly
From left to right, Football Stadium, Aoshima Carpark, and Two Kato High Level Buildings.
Looking how the towers and car park size up against the stadium, and once I scratch build some high towers I think it will all look ok. I will just have to sort something out for the bridge that does not look out of place.
After buying the High level viaduct station, I have decided to use the Dio Town Road plates in front of it for the road surface. I really like how they look and give a nice road finish, yes it might look to clean, but I think when I fully detail them, with people, cars and buildings I am hoping they won't look to bad. I have drawn a plan of my attic, again using AutoCAD, to see how the plates would fit in with my base board size, and it seems they were meant for it as the fit perfect.
If I can find a way to hide the faller wire in or under these plates I might try and have there road system on the layout. But I will have to look into that.
Some new stock for the layout.
I bought a Tomix JREF210 Set of loco and two flat car wagons with containers. I have been after this loco for ages, but I have only seem it for £100 plus, I found this set from an English Seller for just under £60, So happy with that.
About the Loco:-
The Class EF210 (EF210形) is a Bo-Bo-Bo wheel arrangement DC freight locomotive type operated by Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) in Japan.
The locomotives are built at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory in Kobe. Based at Okayama, Shin-Tsurumi, and Suita (Osaka) depots, they are primarily used on freight on the Tōkaidō Main Line and Sanyō Main Line, replacing class EF66s.
As of 1 April 2009, 74 EF210s were operated by JR Freight. Nine EF210 locomotives are scheduled to be delivered during fiscal 2009, with nine more scheduled for fiscal 2010.
|Builder||Kawasaki Heavy Industries|
|Gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Locomotive weight||100.8 t|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Top speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Power output||3,390 kW|
|Tractive effort||199 kN|
|Number in class||74+|
|Disposition||Still in production|
Looking forward to giving this a good run in.